Life & Career
Dawson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1898.
Dawson was tried by a Court Martial in August 1899 for having allowed the gunboat Thrush to be stranded. He was reprimanded and cautioned ot be more careful in future.
Finch-Dawson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 30 June, 1906.
Court Martial on 22 September 1909 for having by default stranded H.M.S. Agamemnon. He was severely reprimanded and dismissed the ship.
Finch-Dawson was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 21 May, 1912.
In June 1914, he was lent for service with the Turkish Navy.
Finch-Dawson was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 20 May, 1916.
Finch-Dawson died in Chatham Hospital while appointed to H.M.S. Daedalus.